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House Proceeding on Jun 19th, 2009 :: 1:05:30 to 1:10:20
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Virginia Foxx

1:05:27 to 1:05:47( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: has been part of what has killed deliberative democracy under the leadership of this majority. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. the gentlewoman from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to point out that i have been told that when he was ranking member mr. obey would never agree to a time agreement before a consideration of a

Virginia Foxx

1:05:30 to 1:10:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

1:05:48 to 1:06:10( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: bill. now, mr. speaker, we're nearing the end of the time for debate on this rule. i think we've had some very important issues brought forward by my distinguished colleagues who have come to share this debate this morning. this is a bad rule because it does not allow for amendments to be offered on the floor for

Virginia Foxx

1:06:11 to 1:06:32( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: people to work their will here. i do want to correct a couple of things that were said earlier this morning by my colleagues in terms of uninsured americans. i think we have to do this every single time it's brought up. my distinguished colleague from florida said this earlier.

Virginia Foxx

1:06:33 to 1:06:53( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: there are 47 million uninsured americans. there are not. despite those claims, and i quoting from crisis of the uninsured, 2008, by the national centefor policy analysis. we have 12 million illegal aliens here. we have 14 million uninsured

Virginia Foxx

1:06:54 to 1:07:15( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: adults and children who are qualified for progms but have not enrolled. we have 18 million people who are uninsured who live in households with annual incomes above $50,000 who could afford it. we have 18 million who are uninsured but most of them are healthy and don't need it.

Virginia Foxx

1:07:16 to 1:07:36( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: 85% of u.s. residence are privately insured and enrolled in a government health program. therefore, 95% of u.s. residence have health coverage or access to it d the remaing 5% live in households earning less than $50,000 annually.

Virginia Foxx

1:07:37 to 1:07:57( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: that's about seven million people. i'm getting so tired of hearing these misstatements made all the time. it's day after day after day that we keep getting these figures put out that are wrong. but let's go back to this bill and to what's in this bill that we find really egregious. i'm going to urge my colleagues

Virginia Foxx

1:07:58 to 1:08:20( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: to vote no on thrule and no on the bill because we have in here $9 million for the open world leadership center trust fund. that's just one of the items that's in here that we don't need to be funding. it'd would be great to have better relations with young

Virginia Foxx

1:08:21 to 1:08:43( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: people in other countries who come here, but the american people are hurting. the republicans are on the side of the american people who are hurting here. we want to slow down the spending there's a statement that came out yesterday about the difficulty we're having in selling bonds and the amount that we're selling. we're going into debt greater

Virginia Foxx

1:08:44 to 1:09:04( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: and greater in this country, and yet the democrats seem to see no end to spending. all -- they can't spend the americ people's money fast enough. there's money in here to do studies on demonstration projects to save energy. you know what, i look around this place every night.

Virginia Foxx

1:09:05 to 1:09:26( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: we can save ls of money on energy by just turning out the lights. the lights are left on all over the capitol, all over the complex. we don't need to spend millions of dollars on studying what we can do to save energy. just use common sense and cut down on the use of the energy that we have here. we're going to be wasting a

Virginia Foxx

1:09:27 to 1:09:47( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: huge amount of money. yesterday, the treasury announced a record $104 billion worth of bond options for next week. part of its herculean efforts to finance a rescue of the world's largest economy. this was in the news today. it will exceed the previous record of $101 billion set in

Virginia Foxx

1:09:48 to 1:10:08( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: options that took place in the last week of april. we are spending our country more and more into debt. and why are we pushing things through? why are we not allow amendments? -- allowing amendments? because the chairman of the appropriations committee says we have to stick to his

Virginia Foxx

1:10:09 to 1:10:21( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: timetable. and yet since the beginning of may, what have we dealt with here? we've bills, things like recognizing

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